Rapid increase in lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men, United Kingdom, 2003 to September 2015

T. Childs, Ian Simms, Sarah Alexander, K. Eastick, Gwenda Hughes, Nigel Field*

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Abstract

United Kingdom (UK) national data show a sharp increase in diagnoses of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) since 2012. Most cases are in men who have sex with men (MSM) living in London, with high rates of co-infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. In light of these data, and the recent finding that one quarter of LGV infections may be asymptomatic, clinicians should be vigilant in testing for LGV, including in asymptomatic HIV-positive MSM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30076
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume20
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015

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